Circular Peterborough

WHAT IS IT?

The Cir­cu­lar Peter­bor­ough pro­gram­me aims to apply cir­cu­lar eco­nomy prin­ciples at the city level. The pro­gram­me is about mak­ing the most of the resources we have loc­ally, sup­port­ing eco­nom­ic resi­li­ences, devel­op­ing strong com­munit­ies and increas­ing envir­on­ment­al sus­tain­ab­il­ity.

Our Ambi­tion: We aim to be oper­at­ing as a truly cir­cu­lar city by 2050.

CIRCULAR PETERBOROUGH COMMITMENT

The Cir­cu­lar Peter­bor­ough Com­mit­ment sets out our vis­ion for cre­at­ing a Cir­cu­lar City. The Com­mit­ment enables indi­vidu­als, com­munit­ies and busi­nesses to pledge their sup­port to the ini­ti­at­ive.

We believe that by work­ing col­lab­or­at­ively we will change the way that we do things in Peter­bor­ough: max­im­ising the full poten­tial of the city’s resources, recon­nect­ing people, places, busi­nesses, organ­isa­tions and com­munit­ies.

By sign­ing the Cir­cu­lar Peter­bor­ough Com­mit­ment, you can com­mit to sup­port­ing the Cir­cu­lar Peter­bor­ough ini­ti­at­ive through one or all of its devel­op­ment mech­an­isms (such as, the Matur­ity Mod­el, Share Peter­bor­ough, the 7 Rs), and sup­port oth­ers through col­lab­or­a­tion, part­ner­ship and shared insights.

OUR APPROACH: THE 7 Rs

There are some prac­tic­al steps that we can all take to embark on the Cir­cu­lar City jour­ney; these steps can drive the more effect­ive use of our finite mater­i­als and help cre­ate a more sus­tain­able eco­nomy, soci­ety and envir­on­ment with­in Peter­bor­ough.

01 RETHINK

02 REDESIGN

03 REPURPOSE, REUSE & SHARE

04 REPAIR

05 REMANUFACTURE

06 RECYCLE

07 RECOVER

Part of the Cir­cu­lar Peter­bor­ough Com­mit­ment involves pledging to adopt these prac­tic­al steps wherever pos­sible.

THE CIRCULAR CITY CHAMPIONS SCHEME

The Cir­cu­lar City Cham­pi­ons Scheme involves a group of organ­isa­tions that are pas­sion­ate about embed­ding cir­cu­lar eco­nomy prin­ciples with­in their own activ­it­ies and help­ing to drive change with­in the city.

Organ­isa­tions involved act as ‘Cham­pi­ons’ for each of our 7 Rs. Our Cir­cu­lar City Cham­pi­ons include Ser­pent­ine Green, Allia, Skanska, Rail­world, HM Pris­on Peter­bor­ough, Cross Keys Homes, Per­kins, RECOUP and Viridor.

 

CIRCULAR CITY MATURITY MODEL

We are cur­rently work­ing on devel­op­ing a Cir­cu­lar City Matur­ity Mod­el to meas­ure Peterborough’s pro­gress towards becom­ing a Cir­cu­lar City.

Many cit­ies are now embark­ing on their jour­neys to become ‘cir­cu­lar’, but few have con­sidered how they will meas­ure their pro­gress.

In Peter­bor­ough, we have adop­ted a two stage approach. Firstly, we are work­ing with loc­al busi­nesses to co-cre­ate a mod­el that can meas­ure business’s pro­gress towards becom­ing cir­cu­lar. This mod­el will then be scaled up to incor­por­ate cit­izen-focused and social ele­ments to cre­ate a mod­el that meas­ures cir­cu­lar­ity at the city level.

 

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